MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – SOLIDAR, a European network of Civil Service Society Organisations (CSOs) working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide has bestowed a very prestigious award on Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros.
The award, the Stinking Rose Award, is in recognition of Hontiveros‘ commitment to expose the stink in the Duterte administration, including the recent rehabilitation and cleanup of Boracay island and Manila Bay.
The award is named after a famous restaurant in San Francisco — a favorite hangout of members of SOLIDAR — The Stinking Rose — located on Columbus Street.
Congratulations, Senator Hontiveros!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Sometimes you bite the hand that feeds you. At other times, you sue the publication that honors you.
Such is the case with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who is among TIME’s 2018 “Persons of the Year.” She is now suing the magazine for using an unimpressive, nay, offensive photo of her on the cover.
Unlike the three other covers, the one that honors Ressa depicts her as the devil — complete with red horns (see photo with our annotation). She accused TIME of spreading a subliminal message that she is evil.
Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles that she suspects the magazine’s graphic artist is a closet DDS (Duterte Die-hard Supporter).
We tried to reach the editors at TIME for comment but they have not responded as of press time.
CAMP CRAME, Quezon City (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima has been the poster child for political persecution and the fight against dictatorship but has just been relegated to first runner-up by TIME Magazine.
TIME named Rappler CEO Maria Ressa one of this year’s “Persons of the Year,” all but snubbing De Lima.
A bitter De Lima issued this statement from her jail cell: